|Cast:||Jr NTR, Samantha, Mohanlal, Nithya Menen|
|Directed by:||Koratala Siva|
|Produced by:||Naveen Yerneni, Y Ravi Shankar and CV Mohan.|
|Music by:||Devi Sri Prasad|
Janatha Garage - Story
Satyam (Mohan lal) is a mechanic who lives in a village solving petty issues out there. He comes to Hyderabad with the idea given by his younger brother and sets up Janatha Garage and start repairing everything including human beings. Mukesh Rana (Sachin) is always affected with this and start to feel Janatha Garage as his enemy and kills Satyam's younger brother. Anand (NTR) is a environment protector who spares nobody in the matter of saving environment. He comes to Hyderabad on college project from Mumbai and meets Satyam family through an environmental problem and then joins as a heir to Satyam in Janatha Garage. This makes Janatha Garage more powerful and more effective in solving people's problems. It rages Mukesh Rana and people around him including Satyam's son (Unni Mukundan). How Anand solve all the problems Janatha Garage face? How he save Janatha Garage? forms the rest of the story.
Janatha Garage - Star Performance
NTR is so intense and charming as well as surprising in his role as Anand. He never disappoint audience with his performance and his screen presence. He gave a performance which mounts to a himalayan range. His dance movements in 'Pakka Local' and 'Apple Beauty' song are a treat to watch. Mohanlal is major asset to this Janatha Garage after Ntr. He lived up to his good name the complete actor with his matured and complimenting performance.Both Ntr and Mohanlal defined the meaning of screen presence. Nithya Menon is fantastic and super cute and is looking so fresh. Samantha is at her as usual best. Jantha Garage mechanics like Brahmaji, Ajay, John, Benerjee, etc. are superb. Sachin as Mukesh Rana is apt. Devyani and Sithara are nice as well as Suresh in his role. Rajeev Kanakala is impressive. Sai Kumar is efficient. Unni Mukundan is fine and will have ample opportunities in Telugu after this. All others are used well for their roles.
Janatha Garage - Technical Team
Mythri Movie makers have pulled out all the marketing stops for this movie and it is good to report that the results are also worth the glamour. Cinematography by Tirru deserves special mention and he is sure to stay in Tollywood for a while. The visuals and angles are quite creative. He has captured the exotic locales of Kerala in 'Rock on Bro' song. The lightings are also natural and he never made anything superficial. Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao's editing work is also flawless. However it could have been better by chopping few unwanted comedy scenes and songs in second half. The frames per scene was shown brilliantly and that races the tempo of the movie. Cuts are linear and perfect. Koratala Siva has done a splending work with script and he has proved it again that content with masala is always a winner. Not to forget the Art director, AS Prakash has done an incredible job by erecting some lavish sets. Kajal's 'Pakka local' song was so spicy due to his innovative set designs at Saradhi Studios. Devi Sri Prasad's music is just giving goosebumps to us each time. He gets better each time around.
Janatha Garage - Analysis
On the whole, Janatha Garage is not your regular popcorn entertainer which Tollywood churns out every week. It is a character-driven film where the onus is on serious emotions. Though NTR performs brilliantly, Mohan Lal gets a prominent role and this might not go well with NTR's fans. The film will appeal to the general audience more than the fans. Finally, if you ignore the predictable story line, you may give this film a shot. But keep your expectations in check.
Janatha Garage - Trailer